Finesse Fishing Rods & Reels | Buyer's Guide

Do you enjoy throwing that drop shot, tube, ned rig, senko, etc? This video is for you! From affordable budget rods to top of the line combos, we'll show you some great options to help take your finesse fishing to the next level!

Finesse is one of the few applications where we really stress spending as much as your budget will allow on the rod. If you have to save, save on the reel. Sensitivity is key when finesse fishing and there really is a difference between the various price points of fishing rods. 

The Rods from high-end to Budget Rods...


G Loomis NRX 852C: http://bit.ly/2hedqsq
Megabass Destroyer Addermine: http://bit.ly/2B7NyFj
G Loomis GLX 853C: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT
G Loomis GLX 852S: http://bit.ly/2A6HH3O
G Loomis GLX DSR 820S: http://bit.ly/2A6HH3O
Shimano Expride 7' Medium: http://bit.ly/2osaj3q
Dobyns Champion Extreme 742: http://bit.ly/29OVnDa
Shimano Zodias 7' Medium: http://bit.ly/2jOUXAO
Shimano Zodias 7' Medium Light: http://bit.ly/2jOUXAO
Dobyns Fury 702 Spinning: http://bit.ly/2e7HZPF

The Reels Matt Recommends...
Shimano Exsence 3000: http://bit.ly/2iMtscV
Shimano Ultegra 2500: http://bit.ly/2nfApml
Shimano Stradic CI4+: http://bit.ly/2gu84t7
Shimano Aldebaran 50 Casting Reel: http://bit.ly/2fdX1Uy

The Spinning Reels Tim Recommends...
Daiwa Luvias Air: http://bit.ly/2jllD06
Daiwa Certate: http://bit.ly/2hjRZXg
Shimano Sustain FI 2500: http://bit.ly/2v5ovAm

Braided Line...
Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Power Pro Hi-Vis: http://bit.ly/2g9c2GV
Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Sunline SX-1: http://bit.ly/2tn8EzQ

Leader/Fluorocarbon...
Sunline Sniper Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju
Sunline Assassin Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm
AbrazX: http://bit.ly/2aaBBDX
Maxima UltraGreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Rod Sleeves...
The Rod Glove: http://bit.ly/2vnwYip
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Which Jerkbaits Catch Fish? | Buyer's Guide!

If you've seen ANY of our UNDERWATER VIDEOS you know the power of a Jerkbait!! Its INCREDIBLE how BRUTAL Bass are when they crush it! But not all jerk baits are created equal...

 Some jerk baits work much better than others. We're not saying the baits on this list are the only jerk baits that catch fish but we are saying they're our favorites. If you want to get on a jerk bait bite this year, fish these baits with confidence. If the bite is there, you're going to find it!

Deep Baits... 
Lucky Craft Staysee 90: http://bit.ly/2dBzMmz
Lucky Craft Pointer DD 78: http://bit.ly/2e0sQj7
Megabass Vision 110 +1: http://bit.ly/2iGYOCX

Mid-Range Baits:
Megabass Vision 110: http://bit.ly/2j31TKb
Megabass Vision 110 Magnum: http://bit.ly/2vdZOWf
Jackall Rerange: http://bit.ly/2ge0qED
Lucky Craft Flash Pointer SP: http://bit.ly/2aHz588

Hook/Split Ring Upgrades...
Aaron Martens Nano Finesse Treble: http://bit.ly/2dWWAut
Megabass Katsuage Outbarb Hook: http://bit.ly/2r9lUmI
Owner Hyperwire Split Rings (Size 2 or 3): http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX
Hook Covers: http://bit.ly/2lj89Ui


Jerkbaits Colors... 
-Ghost Minnow (Clear)
-Chartreuse Shad (White)
-American Shad (Reflective)

Matt's Favorite Jerkbait Combo...
Rod- Shimano Expride 6'10" Medium: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
Reel- Shimano Chronarch MGL: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB
Line- Sufix 832 15 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 12 lb Sunline Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

High-End Jerkbait Combo...
Megabass Destroyer OneTen Special: http://bit.ly/2wVOSbY
Reel- Shimano Aldebaran 50: http://bit.ly/2fdX1Uy
Line- 12 lb Sunline Fluoro: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Budget Jerkbait Combo...
Rod- Exage 6'10" Medium: http://bit.ly/2mGp1Vc
Reel- Casitas 150: http://bit.ly/2geKxsp
Line- 12 lb Seaguar AbrazX: http://bit.ly/2aaBBDX

Jerkbait Storage...
Plano Waterproof Box: http://bit.ly/2fvjcFB
Bass Mafia Casket 3700: http://bit.ly/2fg5ouM
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Which SquareBill Crankbaits Are Worth The Money? | Holiday Buyer's Guide

Wondering which Crankbaits to try? The Squarebill crankbaits in this video are PROVEN fish catchers! From silent to extra loud rattles, we've got you covered. 

Squarebill crankbaits allow anglers to draw aggressive reaction strikes in ultra-shallow water. They draw bites even when bass are lethargic but shine when baitfish move shallow and the bass become active. By choosing baits that reach a variety of diving depths you can effectively fish the water column very quickly. 

We keep colors extremely simple. We typically buy a "ghost" color, a "white" color, a red/"Craw" color and a "reflective" color in each bait that we want to try. 

The Baits...
Strike King 1.5: http://bit.ly/2gxITSN
Speed Trap: http://bit.ly/2fyC098
Lucky Craft BDS: http://bit.ly/2blTVwI
Lucky Craft RTO: http://bit.ly/2dj4myf
Lucky Craft 1.5: http://bit.ly/2vmq67T
River2Sea Biggie: http://bit.ly/2ahCzvo
Jackall Aska: http://bit.ly/2duancx
Spro Little John: http://bit.ly/2dDfuqt
Megabass S-Crank: http://bit.ly/2dPdTxb

Hardware Upgrades for Squarebills...
Owner Hyperwire Split Rings: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX
Matt's Preferred Hook Upgrade: http://bit.ly/2cZrsbY
Tim's Preferred Hook Upgrade: http://bit.ly/2g8uCMj
BIG FISH Hook Upgrade: http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW
Hook Protectors: http://bit.ly/2lj89Ui

Tim's Squarebill Setup...
Rod- Megabass Flat Side Special: http://bit.ly/2sssatO
Reel- Shimano Chronarch MGL: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB
Line- 20 lb Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- Sunline fluoro 15 lb: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

Matt's Squarebill Setup...
Rod- G Loomis 845 CBR: http://bit.ly/2giKvEy
Reel- Curado 70 8:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2apmDJt
Line- 12 lb Sunline Fluoro: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Budget Crankbait Setup...
Rod- Dobyns Fury 7' Med/Hvy Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV
Reel- Casitas 150: http://bit.ly/2geKxsp
Line- Maxcuatro 20 lb: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader-12 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

High-End Crankbait Setup...
Rod- Shimano Expride A 7' Med Glass: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
Reel- Aldebaran 50 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2fdX1Uy
Line- 12 lb Sunline Fluoro: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Crankbait Storage...
Plano Deep Waterproof Box: http://bit.ly/2xjccls
Bass Mafia Deep Waterproof Box: http://bit.ly/2w4i4QJ
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Which Deep Crankbaits Actually Catch Fish?? | Crankbait Buyer's Guide

With all the Crankbaits on the market how do you know which ones to try? Should you buy them all? Of course not! We recommend a handful of PROVEN crankbaits in this video that will load the boat with bass the next time your deep diving crankbait bite turns out!

The Baits...
Strike King 6XD: http://bit.ly/2ery44M
Strike King 5XD: http://bit.ly/29Xk9Tr
Norman DD22: http://bit.ly/2aMn5V5
Norman Deep Little N: http://bit.ly/2acSLUd
Megabass Deep Six: http://bit.ly/2A3clKP
Megabass Deep X-300: http://bit.ly/2sSQHpt
Strike King 10XD: http://bit.ly/2gHT4F0
River2Sea Goon: http://bit.ly/2AnvmMg
Damiki DC-300: http://bit.ly/2AEMOIZ
Luhr Jensen Hot Lips: Source Locally
Rapala DT-16: http://bit.ly/2BL0UYl

Most Universal Crankbait Setup...
Rod- Shimano Zodias 7'6" Moderate: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Shimano Curado 200K: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 15 lb Sunline Fluoro: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Budget Friendly Crankbait Setup...
Rod- Dobyns Fury 705CB: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV
Reel- Shimano Casitas 150: http://bit.ly/2geKxsp
Line- 15 lb AbrazX: http://bit.ly/2aaBBDX

Below is a list of some of the actual Crankbait rods that we use for various applications. We own a variety of brands when it comes to crankbait fishing so if you're looking for feedback on a specific model feel free to ask us in the comments. 

10XD- Dobyns 805CB: http://bit.ly/29OVD4V
6XD to 10XD- Shimano Zodias 7'6": http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
5XD to DD22- Shimano Curado 7'4" Medium: http://bit.ly/2zCjAtd
Deep Six- St. Croix 7'8" Moderate Big Cranker: http://bit.ly/2Ap51x5
Deep X 300- G Loomis 845 CBR: http://bit.ly/2giKvEy

A Reel you might not expect to hear about as a "crankbait reel" is the
Shimano Aldeberan. Matt's swears its the best crankbait reel he's ever used for "finesse cranking". It works unbelievably well for square bills, mid-depth cranks, Deep X 300's, and more. The casting distance and smooth retrieve is 2nd to none. 

Shimano Aldebaran: http://bit.ly/2fdX1Uy

Crankbait Storage...
Bass Mafia Crankbait Coffin: http://bit.ly/2iFTcra
Plano Waterproof Deep Box: http://bit.ly/2xjccls

Crankbait Hardware Upgrades...
Owner Hyperwire Split Rings: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX
Owner ST-56 3X Treble: http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW
Owner ST-35 Short Shank Treble: http://bit.ly/2g8uCMj
Gamakatsu EWG Treble: http://bit.ly/2cZrsbY
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